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# Count number of unique values from a query

Posted on 2015-01-30
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I have a report that has an unbound field.  The report's record source is a query.  In that queries detail is a field named PoN.

In that report field I want to show the number of unique PoN's there are in the query.

So something like this which of course isn't right:

= DCount UNIQUE ("[PoN]", "qryTestQuery")
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Question by:SteveL13
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Expert Comment

ID: 40580348
to get a count of unique PoN

SELECT Count(A.PoN) AS CountOfPoN
FROM (SELECT PoN
FROM YourQuery
GROUP BY PoN
) AS A;
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Author Comment

ID: 40580354
But how do I get that in the field's value on the report?  VBA code of some kind?
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Expert Comment

ID: 40580363
save the query as qryPoNCount   or whatever name you want

then just do a lookup

=dlookup("CountOfPoN", "qryPoNCount")
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Expert Comment

ID: 40580372
This will list the unique list of PoN with the count of each.

``````select PoN,count(PoN) as cnt from mytable
group by PoN
``````
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Author Comment

ID: 40580742
Now I just found out the field has to be in a group header.  ?????
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Expert Comment

ID: 40580782
If the field is a group header, you can just add a control in the corresponding group footer:

=count(*)

And that will give you a distinct count.
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Author Comment

ID: 40581414
I probably didn't explain well enough.  The report has a group.  In the report's group footer I have a field that needs to show the number of unique (or is it distinct) values of PoN in that group.

So if in the detail section we have:

Baseball
Football
Baseball

then the field needs to show 3.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40581491
Access SQL doesn't have a specific method to do this as SQL Server and other RDBMS' do so you have to improvise.  You need a query that groups and counts the recordset used to populate the subreport and it needs to be filtered the same way.

Did you try the query posted by Rey?
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Author Comment

ID: 40581537
I'm trying this:  but I get a syntax error on 'Count(A.PPo_#) '

(note the field is really PPo_#, not PoN as originally posted)

SELECT Count(A.PPo_#) AS CountOfPPo_#
FROM (SELECT PPo_#
FROM qry_byOperator - Draw Machine
GROUP BY PPo_#
) AS A;
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Expert Comment

ID: 40581550
that is the problem when names are posted correctly

SELECT Count(A.[PPo_#]) AS CountOfPPo_#
FROM (SELECT [PPo_#]
FROM [qry_byOperator - Draw Machine]
GROUP BY [PPo_#]
) AS A;
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Expert Comment

ID: 40581551
that is the problem when names are NOT posted correctly
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Author Comment

ID: 40581565
Sorry.  Now when I use this I get "The SELECT statement includes a reserved word or an argument name that is misspelled or missing, or the punctuation is incorrect"

SELECT Count(A.[PPo_#]) AS CountOfPPo_#
FROM (SELECT [PPo_#]
FROM [qry_byOperator - Draw Machine]
GROUP BY [PPo_#]
) AS A;
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Accepted Solution

Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 40581584
SELECT Count(A.[PPo_#]) AS [CountOfPPo_#]
FROM (SELECT [PPo_#]
FROM [qry_byOperator - Draw Machine]
GROUP BY [PPo_#]
) AS A;
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Author Comment

ID: 40581602
Status:

I have created a new query named qryUniquePONcounts.  The SQL for the new query is:

SELECT Count(A.[PPo_#]) AS [CountOfPPo_#]
FROM (SELECT [PPo_#] FROM [qry_byOperator - Draw Machine] GROUP BY [PPo_#])  AS A;

The in the footer section of the report I have an unbound field with this as the control source:

=DLookUp("CountOfPPo_#","qryUniquePONcounts")

When I run the report I get #Error in the field.

???
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Expert Comment

ID: 40581603
=DLookUp("[CountOfPPo_#]","qryUniquePONcounts")
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Author Comment

ID: 40581606
Getting close I think.  But the field is displaying the total not the group total.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40581612
I think the original  question that you posted has been answered.

post another q and give a detail information
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